Ovie Clark Fisher (November 22, 1903 - December 9, 1994) was an attorney and author who served for 32 years as US Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district.
Fisher was born in
Junction in Kimble County, Texas to Jobe Bazilee and Rhoda Catherine Clark Fisher. He married Marian E. De Walsh on September 11, 1927. A daughter named Rhoda was the couple's only child.
University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Baylor University at Waco, from which he received his LL.B. He was admitted to the  bar in 1929.
Fisher practiced law in
San Angelo in West Texas for two years. In 1931, he was elected  county attorney for Tom Green County.
Fisher represented the 53rd District of Texas in the
Texas House of Representatives from 1935 to 1937. From 1937 to 1943, Fisher was District Attorney for the 51st Judicial District of Texas.
In 1942, he was elected to the
United States House of Representatives as a  Democrat and served in the 78th Congress to the  93rd Congress. In 1972, the Republican Doug Harlan held Fisher to 57 percent of the general election vote. Paul Burka of said Harlan's success was "one of the first indications that the dominance of the rural conservative Democrats in Texas politics could not be sustained." Texas Monthly 
Fisher was one of five US Representatives from Texas to sign the "
Southern Manifesto" in protest of the US Supreme Court's decision in . Brown v. Board of Education 
After heart surgery
in 1973, Fisher announced that he would not be stand for re-election in 1974.  His party nominated  Robert Krueger as his successor, who defeated Harlan, who made his second and last race for Congress.
Fisher died on December 9, 1994.
Legacy Baylor University is the repository for the O.C. Fisher Papers. 
In 1975, San Angelo Lake, a reservoir managed by the
United States Army Corps of Engineers was renamed O.C. Fisher Reservoir in his honor.  San Angelo State Park is on the shores of the reservoir.
Fisher had membership in the following organizations:
Fisher, O.C. (1937). It Occurred in Kimble The Story of a Texas County. Anson Jones Press. ASIN: B001KCW7DU.
Members of the Potomac Corral of the Westerners, (O.C. Fisher) (1960). Great Western Indian Fights. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN . 0-585-32514-6
Fisher, O.C. (1963). . Anson Jones Press. ASIN: B0007E8BS2. The Texas Heritage of the Fishers and the Clarks
Fisher, O.C.; Dykes, J.C. (1967). King Fisher: His Life and Times. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN . 0-8061-0711-1
Fisher, O.C. (1978). Cactus Jack : A Biography of John Nance Garner. Texian Press. ISBN . 978-0-87244-066-1
Fisher, O.C. (1980). From New Deal to Watergate. Texian Press. ASIN: B0006XMO1O.
Fisher, O.C. (1980). Political Miscellany. Texian Press. ASIN: B0006E26IO.
Fisher, O.C.; Pope, Jack; Anderson, Gertrude; Gillman, Geneva (1988). John Berry and His Children. Jack Pope. ISBN . 978-0-9621053-0-2 O.C., Fisher (1985). The Speaker of Nubbin Ridge: The Story of the Modern Angora Goat. Talley Press. ASIN: B000712VUO.
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Ovie Clark Fisher from the . Retrieved June 19, 2010. Texas State Historical Association Handbook of Texas Online
"About O. C. Fisher". Baylor University Waco, Texas . Retrieved 2010.
"Fisher, Ovie Clark". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress . Retrieved 2010.
Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Texas: State House of Representatives, 1930s". The Political Graveyard . Retrieved 2010.
"Fisher Biographical Chronology". Baylor University Waco . Retrieved 2010.
Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Texas: U.S. Representatives, 1940s". The Political Graveyard . Retrieved 2010.
"Committees Served-O.C. Fisher". Baylor University Waco . Retrieved 2010.
Paul Burka (November 11, 2008). "Douglas Harlan, RIP" . Retrieved 2015.
"Southern Manifesto on Integration (March 12, 1956)". WNET . Retrieved 2018.
"What the Politicians Say". Texas Monthly. 1973 September: 55.
Brigance, Jim (April 25, 1974). "Contest Looms for U.S. House Seats". The Victoria Advocate.
"Ex-Rep O.C. Fisher of Texas, Who Served 32 Years in Congress, Dies at 91". The Dallas Morning News. December 11, 1994.
"O. C. Fisher Papers". Baylor University Waco . Retrieved 2010.
"O.C. Fisher Reservoir". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department . Retrieved 2010.
"San Angelo State Park". Texas Parks and Wildlife Department . Retrieved 2010.
Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Kimble Co-The Political Graveyard". The Political Graveyard . Retrieved 2010.